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English translation: Personale di Macchina - Engine Crew

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Italian term or phrase:PdM
English translation:Personale di Macchina - Engine Crew
Entered by: Colin Ryan
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20:21 Oct 30, 2005
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Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping / Ferrovia, rotabile
Italian term or phrase: PdM
In a railway context, what does the sigla "PdM" refer to? It is the engine driver. Obviously M is Macchinista but I can't for the life of me figure out the "Pd" part.
Colin Ryan
Local time: 07:57
Personale di Macchina - Engine Crew
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Russell Jones
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:57
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Ahhhhh... thanks.
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3 +2Personale di Macchina - Engine Crew
Russell Jones



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Personale di Macchina - Engine Crew


Russell Jones
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:57
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 32
Grading comment
Ahhhhh... thanks.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Krisztina Lelik
11 mins

neutral  xxxCMJ_Trans: engine is OK for US; for the UK you would talk about drivers
10 hrs
  -> Take your point but term is bigger than that - e.g. firemen on steam trains; could be "footplate staff" I suppose.

agree  Cristina Chaplin
13 hrs
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